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Wrap Up for Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Roll Call Votes Cloture on Executive Calendar #1084, Sarah R. Saldana, to be an Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security; Invoked: 53-41. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #1084, Sarah R. Saldana, to be an Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security; Confirmed: 55-39. Cloture on Executive Calendar #1150, Antony Blinken, to be Deputy Secretary of State; Invoked: 53-40. Confirmation…

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Objections to H.R. 4137, Weed / H.R. 5701, Oregon tribal lands / S.1898, Truth in Settlements / and H.R. 2126, Energy Efficiency

Senator Wyden asked unanimous consent the Senate take up and pass H.R.5701, Western Oregon Indian Tribal Lands Act. Senator Vitter objected on behalf of Senator Sessions.   Senator Vitter asked unanimous consent the Finance Committee be discharged from further consideration of H.R.4137, Preserving Welfare for Needs Not Weed. Senator Wyden objected.   Senator Warren asked…

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Last vote of the Congress

This will be the last vote of the Congress. Prior to the vote on confirmation of the Bough nomination, Senator Reid withdrew the cloture motions on the remaining district judge nominations and the Senate agreed to vote on confirmation of the nominations in the order in which cloture was filed. The Senate will confirm the…

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Roll Call Vote on confirmation of Bough nomination

9:23pm, the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #1041, Stephen R. Bough, to be U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Missouri; Confirmed: 51-38

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Roll Call Vote on cloture on Bough nomination

8:57pm, the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on #1041, Stephen R. Bough, to be U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Missouri. We expect a roll call vote on confirmation of the Bough nomination shortly after this vote. There may be 5-10 minutes of debate…

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Cole nomination confirmed by unanimous consent–additional votes expected tonight

The Senate also confirmed Calendar #618, James Cole, Jr. to be General Counsel, Department of Education. Additional votes are possible tonight. The next vote would be cloture on Executive Calendar #1041, Stephen Bough, MO district judge. We expect to vote as soon as an agreement is reached, which may be soon.   As a reminder,…

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Nominations Agreed to by consent and voice votes

Senator Reid withdrew the cloture motions on and the Senate then confirmed by voice votes the Lopez, Jadotte, Stivers, Cruden, and Smith nominations. The Senate confirmed the following nominations by unanimous consent:   BROADCASTING BOARD OF GOVERNORS #900 Karen Kornbluh – to be a Member of the Broadcasting Board of Governors for a term expiring…

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Roll Call Vote on passage of H.R.5771, Tax Extenders

7:32pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on passage of H.R.5771, Tax Extenders (60-affirmative vote threshold); Passed: 76-16

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Agreement on Tax Extenders

Cloture was invoked on the Honorable nomination 65-28. Notwithstanding cloture having been invoked, there will now be up to 30 minutes equally divided for debate on H.R.5771, Tax Extenders, prior to a vote on passage. The vote on passage is subject to a 60-affirmative vote threshold.   H.R.5771 – Tax Extenders (with H.Con.Res.124) Leader:            I…

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Roll Call Vote on cloture on Honorable nomination

6:49pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on cloture on Executive Calendar #1144 Collette Honorable, Member, FERC; Invoked: 65-28   There is a chance we vote on Tax Extenders after a very short amount of debate following this vote.

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